Friday, November 15, 2019

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The War Memorial sited in the Churchyard of St Mary's, commemorates those who fell in the First World War, the 2nd World War and subsequent conflicts from the parishes of Olveston and Aust (including Elberton and Littleton).

Further information is available by contacting the Historical Society.

With 100 years having passed since the start of the 1st World War, South Glos Council have created a database of War Memorials within the District, and also a website to publicise heritage and the various commemorations.

Olveston Parish is very fortunate to have an excellent Primary School with an OFSTED Report of GOOD in 2014.


Please take a look at their website for more information.



What is Community SpeedWatch?

Motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods are very often unaware of the impact their actions have on local residents, or the danger they pose to other road users and pedestrians.


Community SpeedWatch gives local people the ability to actively get involved in road safety.

  • A Community SpeedWatch can be set up in any village, small town, or urban area, governed by either a 20, 30 or 40 miles per hour speed limit.
  • Community SpeedWatch is a partnership between the Community, the Police and Local Authorities.
  • A SpeedWatch consists of local residents, who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week to monitor speeds with speed detection equipment.
  • Vehicles observed speeding will be sent a warning letter along with advice to help change their driving behaviour. Further action will be taken by the police against persistent and high end speed offenders as well as targeting individual locations.


Get involved

If you feel that through Community SpeedWatch you could help to improve the quality of life in our Parish, please Signup as a SpeedWatch volunteer.

Olveston Parish is covered by the Severnside beat of Avon & Somerset Constabulary.

It currently comprises of Clive Summerill & Darren Warr as the Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeants, Peter Wozniak as the Beat Manager and Kelly Dimery our Police Community Support Officer.

To take a look at what they have organised in our area or to contact them directly go to their webpage by clicking here



You should always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is in progress;

otherwise please call Avon & Somerset Constabulary on 101.


101 or 999 – which one should you call?

999 is a number that everyone knows, children from a young age are taught to call 999 if there is an emergency, but do you know when you should call 101 instead? Did you know you can report a crime using the Avon & Somerset Constabulary website?

Every year they receive over 200,000 999 calls, but last year 1 in 5 of the calls weren’t emergency calls. In fact last year 85 calls a day were classified as ‘inappropriate use of 999’ and 37 calls a day should have been directed to another agency. They get calls asking for taxi numbers, opening hours of the local convenience store and over Christmas we even had a call to 999 from someone reporting a queue jumper in the Santa Grotto!

101 or 999?

Often when people panic they remember the 999 number and call it. We are here 24/7 365 days a year to help you, but if it’s identified as being a non-emergency then you may have to wait for another operator. They need to free up the 999 lines as there could be a life or death emergency waiting to get through.

Advice for calling 999:

call when it’s an emergency

a crime is in progress

someone suspected of a crime is nearby

when there is danger to life

when violence is being used or threatened

If you don’t need an emergency response, then you should call 101 or use the POLICE online reporting form on the Avon & Somerset Constabulary website. This could be to report a crime or to seek advice, for example your car has been stolen, your property has been damaged or you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood. Calls to 101 incur a 15p charge but this is a flat fee for the entirety of the call [mobiles included]

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